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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Manuel Antonio reviews

  • Can't be beat!

    "My family of six just spent a week at Casa Bella Vista and I'll confirm the comments of the 5 star reviewers so won't reiterate them here. This home is everything said about it. I can't imagine a nicer home in Manuel Antonio and so close to restaurants, Manuel Antonio Park, etc. Sani, the home manager, took care of all requested needs and gave us some great philosophy around the pool as well! Take advantage of his recommendations for smooth sailing. Do yourself a favor and rent this beautiful home (and if you drive your own car there then clarify with Sani the entrance driveway just below Mango Moon hotel as it is unlabeled)."
    Guest: Ken Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 30, 2017
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  • Quiet Respite from the Busy Beach

    "My family of five (three kids-12-10- and 6) rented this place after Christmas for five nights. In advance of our stay, working with Lenore was a dream. She had given me lots of information and was so easy to work with. They are not kidding when they say you need an AWD vehicle. The drive up and down took about 20 minutes each way and you had to drive through a creek and over some rocks. It was worth it when you got up there, though. The beaches can be crowded and filled with people but coming home to relax in the pool at the end of the day is lovely. Please do note that you have to make sure you have everything you need for the day in the car when you leave. Going back up and down the mountain is not easy and was a bit hard on our car. One thing, we were sad that you could not get a good sunset over the ocean from the property but the views of the sunrise were spectacular and the perfect way to start the day with your coffee or tea. You can just head to the beach to see the sunset there on your way back up to the house at the end of the day. As for our lovely hosts, Zoltan and Wendy, I cannot say enough about their kindness and willingness to help you in any way. They are so kind and go out of their way to make sure they are not obtrusive on your stay but available if you need them for anything. The property itself is probably the best-maintained property I've ever stayed in using VRBO/HomeAway. The beds are very comfortable and linens are good quality. Zoltan is very proud of his residence and the work he has put into it to maintain sustainability. Overall, I would say this was a terrific value. At first, we thought we might be a bit too far away from the beach for our liking but we very quickly realized this was the best possible place to be to relax and unwind in the quiet."
    Guest: Kristi B. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 19, 2017
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  • The property is beautiful! Mike is great, and his home is amazing. Awesome location.

    "I was traveling in Costa Rica for a month and this is the best place we stayed. The home itself is beautiful and charming, the beds are so comfortable. The pool is a nice way to end the day. Mike is great. Very hospitable and helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the area. The view is to die for! It is at the top of the hill with floor to ceiling windows in the front room looking out over the water. Wildlife is everywhere. Be careful opening the window that the monkeys don't get in! There are great restaurants and bars all in walking distance. Also there is a bank right next door with an atm and a small supermarket where you can get the basics, and a few boutiques where you can shop the local art and souvenirs. Easy bus or cab ride down the hill to town or the beach or the Manuel Antonio park. Mike and his friends at the office downstairs can help you book any activities. The wifi was the strongest signal of anywhere we have been. He also supplies a local phone so you don't have to use your cell phone for local calls that will run up your phone bill. There is also a full kitchen and washer and dryer, which was very much appreciated. I couldn't recommend this place enough. Thanks for a perfect end to our trip Mike!"
    Guest: Denise T. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 30, 2016
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  • Amazing stay in the middle of a tropical jungle

    "We had a wonderful time at the villa, enjoyed its open concept with all the animal sounds at night, and seeing monkeys and sloths during the day. It is amazingly well equipped, beautifully and comfortably furnished, and really a home away from home (only much better!). While there, I read one of the mysteries written by the original owner, William Deverell and found it very interesting (many of his books and many other books are on a shelf inside the TV cabinet with more in the downstairs bedroom). There were 7 of us staying there, with enough space and privacy for all of us, and even a crib and a high chair for our 15-month-old granddaughter. The pool was refreshing and long enough for swimming short laps. We spent many pleasant hours watching the jungle and the wildlife from its deck. Rebecca and Jacob, the property managers, were extremely kind, helpful, and always available at a few minutes' notice. There is a small store a few steps away, and many good restaurants within walking distance. We especially enjoyed Burritos just around the corner. The beach is a short drive away down the hill. The main part does get a bit crowded and parking is a bit of an issue . Some guys try to stop you driving down trying to make you park much earlier than at the end of the road and charge $5 to guard your vehicle. If you go to Manuel Antonio Park around 8 AM, there is plenty of parking space in the large parking lot at the very end of the road and it costs $4 for the day. A better option is taking the local bus. We visited Manuel Antonio Park ($16) - beautiful beaches, lots of monkeys, sloths, raccoons, koati, and deer- and the Rainmaker Conservation Project ($20) about 30 min north of Manuel Antonio, which was absolutely amazing - hanging bridges, waterfalls - we swam in one- and a nice lunch for an extra $5. We also drove to Dominical and took the road inland up to a point with a beautiful view and a good soda where we had lunch. All in all, it was an amazing experience that we will remember forever."
    Guest: Andrea Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 22, 2016
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